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Apathetic syndrome from carotid dissection: a dangerous condition
  1. Carmela Gerace1,
  2. Fabio Massimo Corsi2,
  3. Giovanna Comanducci2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Camillo-Forlanini, Roma, Italy
  2. 2Department of Neurosciences, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Camillo-Forlanini, Roma, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carmela Gerace, c.gerace{at}


Isolated behavioural disturbances can mimic psychiatric diseases and delay diagnosis of acute brain disease. We reported the case of a patient with carotid dissection manifesting only with apathetic syndrome that was initially considered as a possible postpartum depression, causing a threatening diagnostic delay.

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